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Vikings DE Everson Griffen Back With Team, Plans On Playing Sunday -
On Wednesday, Minnesota Vikings DE Everson Griffen’s mother, 52-year-old Sabrina Scott, passed away while she was in town visiting him. Griffen was absent from practice on Thursday, but returned on Friday and plans to travel with the team and play on Sunday in Washington. “My mom would have wanted me to come back,” Griffen said after practice. “Whatever I can do on the field for her, she loved to watch me play. That’s why I am back here, to show her that I am doing this for her and for me too, to grow into the man I’m becoming.” Griffen was very close to his mother, who arrived in the Twin Cities on Oct. 7 and watched him play last Sunday against Tennessee. There are no details about the cause of death of his mother, who Griffen described as 100 percent healthy, but the news was a shock to his family. “[It’s been] very hard for my family,” said Griffen. “But my mom, she was a very strong person and she would want u...
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Before today's Washington Redskins/Minnesota Vikings affair, some questioned whether or not Robert Griffin the 3rd should play after suffering a concussion.
Those questions were soon answered after Robert Griffin accounted for three touchdowns in Redskins blow-out win.
One of those scores was this 76-yard touchdown run to seal the victory:
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